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Perverse, 1) uncharitable, unkind, litigious: “if I were covetous, ambitious or p., how am I so poor?” H6A III, 1, 29. “you do not well to bear with their p. objections,” IV, 1, 129.
2) averse to love, cold: p. it (love) “shall be where it shows most toward,” Ven. 1157. “if thou thinkest I am too quickly won, I'll frown and be p. and say thee nay,” Rom. II, 2, 96.
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